26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  22​h 30​min
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Montgomery
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
Asheville
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Atlanta
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Savannah
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Charleston
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Nashville
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly:  27​h
Sydney

4
days
New Orleans

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Get some historical perspective at French Quarter and Garden District. Do your shopping at Royal Street and Frenchmen Street. Spend the 18th (Sat) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Audubon Zoo, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, and look for gifts at Louisiana Music Factory.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to New Orleans is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16 hours traveling from Sydney to New Orleans. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in November: highs in New Orleans hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Audubon Zoo
French Quarter
The National WWII Museum

1
day
Montgomery

Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Montgomery Zoo, then get engrossed in the history at Rosa Parks Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Freedom Rides Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Montgomery trip itinerary planner.

Drive from New Orleans to Montgomery in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from New Orleans in November, expect little chillier with lows of 7°C in Montgomery. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Montgomery

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Montgomery Zoo
Rosa Parks Museum
Freedom Rides Museum

4
days
Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Biltmore Estate and Titanic Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Noah Bud Ogle Cabin and Basilica of Saint Lawrence. Change things up with these side-trips from Asheville: The Apple Barn and Cider Mill (in Sevierville), The Old Mill (in Pigeon Forge) and Sugarlands Distilling Company (in Gatlinburg). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, cruise along Blueridge Parkway, and see the interesting displays at Wheels Through Time Transportation.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Asheville sightseeing planner.

Getting from Montgomery to Asheville by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Montgomery to Asheville due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montgomery in November, things will get slightly colder in Asheville: highs are around 17°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Atlanta.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge, Wheels Through Time Transportation, Blueridge Parkway, Sugarlands Distilling Company
Highlights from your plan
Roaring Fork
Biltmore Estate
Mount LeConte

1
day
Atlanta

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): admire the striking features of The Fox Theatre, then steep yourself in history at Centennial Olympic Park, and then examine the collection at World of Coca-Cola.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Atlanta vacation builder.

Drive from Asheville to Atlanta in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Asheville in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 7°C in Atlanta. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Atlanta

Museums Nightlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
World of Coca-Cola
Centennial Olympic Park
The Fox Theatre

3
days
Savannah

Savannah is the oldest city in the U.S.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Savannah Historic District and Mickve Israel Temple. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum. Explore Savannah's surroundings by going to Hilton Head (Coligny Beach, Zipline, & more). There's lots more to do: stop by Savannah's Candy Kitchen, browse the exhibits of Owens-Thomas House, and learn about all things military at Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Savannah travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Savannah takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Savannah

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hilton Head, Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Highlights from your plan
Coligny Beach
Zipline

4
days
Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Get in touch with nature at Folly Beach Public Beach and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours. Your inner history buff will appreciate Aiken-Rhett House and Fort Sumter National Monument. Change things up with a short trip to The Center for Birds of Prey in Awendaw (about 40 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Isle of Palms County Park, don't miss a visit to Charleston City Market, pause for some photo ops at Fort Moultrie, and contemplate the long history of Nathaniel Russell House.

To find maps and other tourist information, use the Charleston trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Savannah to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November in Charleston, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Isle of Palms County Park, Folly Beach Public Beach, The Center for Birds of Prey, Fort Moultrie
Highlights from your plan
Folly Beach Public Beach
The Center for Birds of Prey
Fort Sumter National Monument

3
days
Nashville

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Head to Hatch Show Print and Opry Millsfor some retail therapy. Lotz House Museum and Andrew Jackson's Hermitage will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: see a show at Grand Ole Opry, work some fitness into your day at Centennial Park, take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and wander the streets of Downtown Nashville.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nashville trip planner.

Getting from Charleston to Nashville by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Charleston in December, expect Nashville to be slightly colder, temps between 15°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum
Downtown Nashville
Grand Ole Opry

2
days
Memphis

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum, then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio., and then make a trip to Graceland. Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Memphis Farmers Market, tour the pleasant surroundings at Memphis Zoo, then admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art, and finally look for gifts at Center For Southern Folklore.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Memphis holiday planner.

Getting from Nashville to Memphis by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December in Memphis, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Civil Rights Museum
Sun Studio.

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